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live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. >> good afternoon, thank you for joining us today. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. larry biel has the day off. three former san jose states acushioned of hate crimes against a roommate were found guilty today but not on the more serious charges. david louie is live in san jose with new details, a case that began with san jose state students accused of hate crimes against a roommate were made public. david? >> reporter: the jury of six women and six men were hopelessly deadlocked on two of the defendants although did come back with a not guilty verdict for one of the defendants. they were unanimous in charging them with misdemeanor battery against their roommate d.j.
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williams who is back. defendant colin warren is seen leaving the courthouse an hour ago. he and two other roommates charged with put a bicycle lock around his neck and hanging a confederate flag in the dorm room. first we hear from the district attorney. >> you have to prove what was going on in someone's mind when they were committing a certain act, so i think there's always difficulties with it, but we believe the evidence very strongly supported that these acts were motivated in whole and in part by bigotry. >> i'm hesitant to say anything because as you all know, there's a $5 million lawsuit. it is pending against my client. the others, and the university. so for those reasons, i'm not going to comment further. >> reporter: here are d.j. williams and his father outside
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the courthouse. they did not make any comments about the jury's verdicts. the defendants will be back in court next month for sentencing. their battery conviction carries a potential jail time of up to six months. now the district attorney's office will pull jurors and consult with victim d.j. williams about whether or not to retry the two defendants for which the jury was deadlocked unable to reach a hate crime verdict. now, we did talk to one of the jurors, number 9, as he left the courthouse and told us there was only circumstantial evidence of a hate crime so the jurors said they agreed respectfully to disagree. we're live outside superior court in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. >> all right, david. thank you. there are new details now about the murder of a woman last seen leaving a party in hayward. sky 7 hd shows you the area off morrison canyon road in fremont, police found stacey aguilar's body saturday. police say she'd been shot
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self-times. police announced today they arrested a person of interest in her murder. aguilar was last seen leaving a party in hayward with her boyfriend last week. police say they interviewed her boyfriend and arrested him but stopped short of identifying him as the suspect in her murder. >> the boyfriend was arrested for domestic violence, and he is one of the persons that was questioned. and that's all i can provide to you at this time. >> abc 7 news reporter sergio quintana was at the news conference. he'll have much more coming up at 5:00. the alameda coroner's office is working to identify a badly burned body found in oakland this morning. sky 7 hd over san born drive earlier today after someone called call ed 911. investigators believe the man committed suicide. police are investigating a deadly weekend shooting at a mcdonald's on fillmore street in san francisco. >> investigators haven't ruled out that the shooting could be related to another one on eddie street. abc 7 news reporter melanie
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woodrow is live outside sfpd headquarters. >> reporter: the chief of police tell me investigators have a good video of the getaway vehicle, a great sedan. right now they're hundrting dow more surveillance video hoping for a clear picture of the suspect. patrol cars are out following a deadly shooting at mcdonald's. two men were leaving the drivetru sunday when someone came up to the vehicle and started shooting. >> pow, pow, pow. >> reporter: see five bullet holes to the passenger side. the driver was not hurt. the passenger died at the hospital. the medical examiner's office has identified him as 23-year-old curtis kale. >> we have every indication this was not a random act. >> reporter: he is not new to law enforcement. sfpd arrested him in 2012 in connection with another murder. >> i am aware of the 2012 arrest. i don't have any idea if this was related. >> it is brazen.
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it's happening in a neighborhood that we are embraced with trying to change it for the better. >> reporter: despite mcdonald's proximity to the sfpd northern district station across the street, the area has been the site of several shootings, including new years where an innocent bystander was caught in cross fire. they're exploring every option, including the mcdonald's shooting could be gang related. investigators saying this shooting could be related to one around 8:30 sunday night on eddie. see one bullet hole here. the victim is at the hospital with non life threatening injuries. >> anybody who has information we'd love to have it. >> reporter: investigators are not releasing the video they have yet but could later. one of the most wanted felons in houston, texas, has been arrested in the iscommunit of windsor.
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paul cass rrasco taken into cus this morning. they received a tip he was staying at the hampton inn. he's a member of the white supremacist gang. he was wanted on two felony assault charges. another man with rasco was also detained but it is unclear at this point on what if any charges. turning now to our weather and taking a live look outside from our mt. tam camera. man, it's a spectacular day across the area. >> spencer christian with the accuweather forecast. really picture perfect. >> it's beautiful, dan, and ama. we should bring the giants and a's back here for spring training, this is spring training for forecasters. here's look at live doppler hd, as we train for spring, mostly sunny and mild across the bay area. a few thin high clouds around. this is the view looking out over the golden gate. 66 degrees in san francisco. 68 at oakland, mountain view, san jose, morgan hill. 61 half moon bay. looking westward across the bay,
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sun light reflecting off the waters there. 70 at novato. livermore, 57 here's the view from our sfo camera looking at mostly sunny skies over the airport and the bay. this is our first forecast. it will be mostly clear this evening. relatively mild. bright skies early tomorrow morning. chilly in the inland valleys. watch highs tomorrow afternoon rise into the upper 60s to mid 7 0s from coast to inland. i'll show you how long the warming trend will last. a massive cleanup mission is under way right now in fiji. take a look. entire villages are flattened and at least 20 people are dead after cyclone winston hit this weekend. it's one of the strongest storms to ever hit the southern hemisphere. one bay area family with ties there is hoping you can help them send aid. here's abc news reporter matt keller. >> reporter: john lives in danville with his wife, ali, and young daughter, emma, but his
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parents and heart and extended fa family live in fiji. >> i hope, pray they're okay. i've been through a hurricane and it's a terrifying experience. >> reporter: john has spoken with his mom, dad and sister. they're okay. they were in the capital city when cyclone winston and its 180 mile per hour winds struck fiji. the rest of his family, aunts, uncles and cousins are in the village where he was raised. phone and internet service were wiped out. no contact can be made. while john and his wife, ali, wait to hear from loved ones, they started to raise money and seek donations for their non-profit charity fiji family aid international. they're collecting clothes, blankets, formula, household and hygiene supplies to send over to fiji. >> feel so help tlless that we can't be there for them but want to do what we can here and this is what we can do here. >> reporter: if you would like to donate money, clothing or supplies, go to our website,
4:09 pm we set up a link there. in danville, matt keller, abc 7 news. the marin county search and rescue team was in the right place at the right time yesterday thank goodness when they saved a life of a 10-year-old girl in the sierra. the team was training in the castle peak rege when they flagged down by samantha white's father. the girl had fallen into a tiny crevice in the snow and into water in the freezing creek below. the team immediately jumped into action and did rescue her. samantha is going to be just fine. the driver of budget moving truck is recovering -- a budget moving truck -- is recovering from injuries he suffered after driving off the yellow causeway on interstate 80. dozens of firefighters preprepe down to the trapped driver. they used the jaws of life to get him from the cab. it does not appear drugs or alcohol were involved. an emergency meeting under way in a few hours for people
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displaced by this massive fire in the mission district a year ago. a building inspector ordered the landlord to tear down the building for safety reasons but t demolishing the building won't alia li low tent tenants to return to their homes. red bus only lanes are being painted on a half mile stretch of mission street between see sar chavez and 30s street. a big step for recently w l unionized teachers, counselors and educational staff at two alameda charter schools. today they announced they ratified their first ever contract with the company that operates those schools. the schools join about 30 charters in california that have unionized or are in the process of unionizing. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, taken by a ride for a killer. people are coming forward saying the michigan shooting suspect picked them up after the first
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attack. plus more problems for the bay bridge tunnel. the crumbling infrastructure, and it is going to cost some big pucks. plus the pioneer of the napa valley wine industry has passed away. a look back at the life of peter mondavi. look at highway 101 in san jose. the cars moving away from you are moving south as you an see, as we get into the evening commute, it's getting sticky in that direction. no problem going the other way.
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novato, oakland, sunnyvale and all the bay area. this is abc 7 news.
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there is a serioes of weak spots inside the tunnel. >> yes, it's concrete that's been compromised by rain water and leaking into the 80-year-old structure. last month a car was hit by a falling piece of concrete. >> abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live on treasure island with the latest on the story. laura? >> reporter: hi, dan. well, when the new eastern span of the bay bridge opened, the tunnel received a new paint job but that was about it. it hasn't had a major renovation in more than 50 years and it's starting to show. it seems that falling concrete incident inside the tunnel last month wasn't as isolated as cal trans first announced. >> there were 13 spots discovered. >> reporter: in fact, cal trans' tests reveal a pattern of failure due to corrosion caused by rain water. it's the same eastbound tunnel where a chunk of concrete gave way in january damaging a car
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while narrowly missing the driver. >> there is a little bit of light corrosion on the rebars and we're now going to be meet to talk about the steps going forwa forward. >> reporter: that is the federal highway administration. in the meantime the crumbling sections have been removed. according to the metropolitan transportation commission the problems here may be a symptom of the larger issue facing the bay area and its aging information. >> not only on the state ahighway system but local streets and roads, transit systems. i think a great illustration of this is b.a.r.t. passengers on b.a.r.t. are are dealing with increasing delays. >> reporter: in the tunnel, cal trans says there's no immediate danger to motorists but will likely be a series of late night lane closures while repairs are made. laura anthony, abc 7 news. a new report is posing renewed problems for lumber liquida liquidators.
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the centers for disease control and prevention said certain types of floor made by lumber liquidators have a risk of causing cancer or other health problems than previously estimated. people who purchased the flooring are three times more likely to get cancer. shares topped by 19% in trading. the wine industry lost one of its lendgends. >> peter mondavi has passed away. >> kristen sze is here on his amazing legacy. >> amazing, indeed. wean most think of mondavi they think of the winery started by peter's brother. peter, himself, was the lesser known brother who insisted on quality, family and stability as he ran the winery for more than a half century. peter mondavi died at the age of 101 yesterday in st. helena on his estate surrounded by family. his italian immigrant parents
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bought the wine ary in 1943 at a time when napa was known for inexpensive jug wine. he set out to improve the wine-making process after serving in the military. he started the cold fermentation movement and produced crisp fruity white wines. peter and his older brother, robert, clashed. robert wanted to grow the family business dynamically. peter wanted slow and steady. >> i've devoted my life to this and i'll continue until my dying days to promote my-9 wine busis here. >> reporter: robert left and started husband own robert mondavi winery in 1999. he made it famous but peter made it better. the brothers reconciled in 2005 three year before peter passed away. peter climbed these stairs to his office every day before retiring last year at age 100.
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>> makes it seem like 87. >> a group that visited krug last year asked peter how he maintained his stamina, his rely, living a great life and drinking great wine. >> of course. what a life. thanks very much. well, it is back to work for the boys of summer. giants position players began arriving for spring training joining pitchers and catchers who showed up last week as we reported. the giants play their first spring training game march 2nd. the a's will have its full team in mesa, arizona, thursday. pitchers and catche erers repor over the weekend. a's play their first spring training game march 3rd. >> stay on top of what's happening with abc 7 sports reporter, with live reports from arizona starting tonight on abc 7 news at 6:00. spencer said we should have spring training here. >> i know. >> no reason to go any place else. >> it's spectacular outside. he's here with the latest. >> all right. indeed, it is spectacular here and may become more spectacular
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depending on your weather tastes the next few days. he's live doppler hd. sunny skies prevail from coast to bay to inland, i might add. here's a look at the 24 hour temperature change. notice how much warmer it is virtually everywhere than at this hour yesterday. 7 degrees warmer here in san francisco. and in palo alto. hayward. novato, santa rosa. the warmup is under way. blue skies over the bay as you can see from our rooftop camera. forecast features, mild to warm the next few days. record highs possible around midweek. there's a chance of drizzle early saturday morning. our forecast animation starting at 7:00 this evening. notice clear skies all through the night. a little patchy fog over in the central valley there, but that bi will go away quickly early tomorrow morning and will warm up quickly across the bay area. the week ahead, this is our projected high temperature rate in san francisco, average high this time of year is 62. notice the next three day, 70,
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71 and 72, well above the average before temperatures drop off a few degrees. san jose, warm e in fact, good chance of record highs in san jose over the next couple days as the record high for tomorrow's date and wednesday's date is around 76 degrees. later in the week toward the weekend, temperatures dropping off across the entire region. let's look ahead to next week which brings us our best chance of measurable rainfall. forecast animation beginning 5:00 next tuesday morning. notice we expect a little wave of rain to sweep through late tuesday or i should say next tuesday into wednesday. at the moment, little difficult to say just how intense this rainfall will be, but looks like a pretty good chance of wet weather in about ten days. jo overnight, upper 30s in the inland valleys it will be chillier. tomorrow, highs ranging from near 70 at the coast, above 7 0
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in some coastal location to 74, 75, 76 in the warmest location around the bay and inland. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. it will continue warming up gradually through thursday. high temperatures may approach 80 degrees in some spots on thursday before dropping off a few degrees friday and further cooling over the weekend as clouds increase and get that little chance of drizzle early saturday. dan and ama? >> okay, spencer, thanks so much. less than a week until the oscars and the race is heating up. just ahead a look at the best actor nominees and the one man most people are betting on this year. in honor of black history month we're using our abc 7 news bay area instagram feed to celebrate the people who have made a difference where you live. peter, an episcopal minister in san jose found the first secondary school for african-americans in 1861. students paid tuition and board ranging from $16 to $20 a month for that. you can learn more on our abc 7
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news bay area instagram feed. well worth che
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a new study is shining a harsh light on the lack of diversity in hollywood. usc researchers examined 414 films and tv series and found that out of more than 11,000 speaking roles, 66% were male, 33.5% were female. 7.7% were white, 12.2% black. and only 2% were gay, lesbian or bisexual characters. the researchers also found that women and minorities were underrepresented as directors, writers and show creators, too. reality and talk shows were not included in the report. this year's best actor hopefuls have won an oscar or nominated before. but many eyes are on leonardo dicaprio and whether the five-time nominee will finally take home the gold statue. here's abc news reporter brandi
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hit. >> reporter: they are hollywood's leading men competing for oscar gold. >> it's such an extraordinary ride. >> reporter: the best actor nominees include bryan cranston, matt damon, leonardo dicaprio, michael fassbender, eddie redmayne fresh off his win last year. >> i'm a lucky, lucky man. >> reporter: damon starring in "the martian" is an oscar winner taking home 1998's best original screen play alongside friend ben affleck. >> all our friends, and everybody back in boston watching us tonight. >> 18 years later i think it's, yeah, this is great and i'm going to smell the roses. >> reporter: this is fassbender's second nomination playing the role of steve jobs. >> no, you don't want my name on it. >> reporter: and "trumbro's" bryan cranston up for his first oscar ever. >> i'm delirious about it. i'm really happy about it. >> reporter: but this year's favorite is dicaprio in the brutal drama "the revenant." >> it's us immersed in this
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world. it's very rewarding. >> leo is one of the stars who seems to be nominated every single year and shockingly has never won. >> reporter: look, that's dec dicaprio in 1994 and "the aviator" "glove diamond" and "the wolf of wall street." >> he's going to win this year. this is his year. >> reporter: dicaprio already won the screen actors guild and golden globes for "the revenant." see if he takes home his first oscar sunday. >> comedian chris rock hosts the big awards show sunday night on abc. our live oscars coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues. the man charged with a bizarre shooting rampage admits he did it and why prosecutors say he's not remorseful. apple takes its case against the federal government to the people. what it's saying today. pictures posted on social media being sto
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live from the kgo tv forecast center, this is abc 7 news. >> three former san jose state students accused of committing hate crimes against a black roommate were found guilty of simple battery. they were not convicted of hate crimes, charges, one was found not guilty. the judge declared a mistrial on the other two. prosecutors say the defendants
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forced a bike lock around the roommate's neck and then put up a confederate flag, barricade d him in his bedroom and bathroom. a fourth student was charged as a juvenile. abc 7 news reporter vic lee tweeted this photo of two senior citizens being forced out of their home in burling game. coming up at 5:00 vic is going to talk to the women who are desperate for find a place to live. luther jones, the lake county man who spent as we reported nearly two decades in prison for a crime he did not commit. now he is seriously ill. days after his release. coming up at 6:00, wayne talks with his family about this swee an uber driver went on a shooting rampage while still making stops. we have details. >> reporter: jason dalton, a 45-year-old man with no previous criminal record, is now charged with six murders. >> are you jason brian dalton?
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>> yes. >> reporter: the uber driver turned accused killer appeared before a judge via video. >> is there anything you wish to tell the court at this time? >> i would prefer just to remain silent. >> there was a search warrant executed at his house. there was additional evidence recovered there. >> reporter: for the victims' families, condolences from president obama. >> you got families who are shattered today. >> reporter: u berber confirmin dalton passed a background check. what set him off? please don't know. in all, dalton stands accused of shooting eight people at three different locations in kalamazoo, michigan, saturday killing six and injuring two. dalton reportedly picking up passengers in between the shootings. >> kind of troodriving through medians, the lawn, speeding along, once he came to a stop i jumped out of the car and ran away. >> reporter: he called 911 after
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that frightening ride with dalton, an hour before the first shooting and this man who asked we don't identify him said he was one of dalton's customers during the rampage. >> i halfheartedly joked at him and said, you're not the shooter, are you? and he said, no. >> reporter: dalton's family released a statement saying they are deeply sorry and that they are praying for everyone affected. dalton's next court date is set for march 3rd. abc 7 news new york. >> u berber detroit said it recd a report about his erratic driving but could have never predicted this. ask if there will in changes because of what happened in michigan. >> uber is constantly looking at procedures before, during and after the trip. there's a constant flow of information. the identity of the driver. the license plate number of the vehicle that they're driving. >> he says a background check is
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done on all drivers before they're hired and nothing in dalton's background check could have predicted this. uber said there are no plans to change the process. bill cosby's wife was deposed today in the defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who accused the kmecomedian of sexu assault. her attorneys walked into a springfield, massachusetts, hotel under heavy security. it's believe e ed to be the fir time she's been deposed since dozens of women accused her husband of assault. her lawyers argue she has no information that would be of value in the lawsuit. after almost eight years the erin andrews peephole lawsuit is going to trial in tennessee. the former espn reporter accuses marriott hotels of allowing david barrett to book rooms next to hers and rig peepholes to record nude images of her. he pleaded guilty to a federal stalking charge in 2009. andrews is now seeking $75 million in damages. the u.s. supreme court is back in session today for the
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first time since the sudden death of justice antonin scalia. his chair sat empty, of course, draped in black cloth as the justices return to work. tradition calls s for it to ren that day the next 30 days. john roberts remembers scalia as a colleague of spirit, saying he will miss him beyond measure. scalia died february 13th at the age of 79. just a day before, there are new accusations on the campaign trail. we have the latest on the race to the white house. >> reporter: the party's front-runner are celebrating their weekend victory. >> the fight goes on, the future that we want is within our grasp. >> we won with everything. tall people, short people, fat people, skinny people. >> reporter: while the runners-up work to catch up. after marco rubio just barely edged out ted cruz for second place in south carolina, both men are vying to be viewed as
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the alternative to donald trump. >> instead of coalescing around the front-runner, the establishment is trying to coalesce against the front-runner. >> reporter: rubio now lashing out at the cruz campaign for retweeting a student newspaper article that mistakenly reported this video showed rubio criticizing the bible. >> every single day something comes out of the cruz campaign that's untrue. >> reporter: cruz's campaign has apologized and cruz is now asking his communications director, who sent that retweet, to resign. >> we are not a campaign that is going to question the faith of another candidate. >> reporter: donald trump refusing to apologize for his retweet that suggests rubio is not eligible to be president because both of his parents were cuban. >> because i'm not sure. let people make their own determination. >> reporter: on the democratic side, bernie sanders on the trail in south carolina with actor danny glover trying to chip away at hillary clinton's steep advantage with african-american voters. >> thinking outside of the box.
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don't accept the status quo. >> reporter: the latest poll shows the front-runners clinton and trump both heading into their next contest in south carolina and nevada with double-digit leads. abc news, washington. well, still to come on abc 7 news here at 4:00, a hoax story turns a woman's world completely upsidedown. how they took a picture from the happiest day of her life and turned it into a nightmare. i'm michael finney, ask finney is just ahead. taking your questions on twitter and facebook. just search for michael finney. i answer your questions here live in just a little bit. i'm spencer chris happen. our prespringup is under way. how long this will
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a 106-year-old woman's two-year campaign to meet president obama finally paid off. >> hi! >> how are you? >> i'm fine. >> oh, it's so nice to see you. >> it's a shame she's not more excited, right? virginia could not hide her joy as she met with the president and first lady yesterday. she also showed her happiness by pulling off a few dancing moves. check this out with the first lady. mcclairen began a social media campaign to meet the obamas in 2014 expressing her joy to see a black person in the nation's top job. how cool is that? now to a nightmare hoax and a warning to anyone who posts
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photos publicly. here's abc news reporter lindsay janice. >> reporter: a photo capturing the joy of the day your first child is born, a moment you'll cherish forever. >> it's something i don't believe at times really happened to me. >> reporter: the photo originally posted with an article in the "milford mirror" january 2014 about bennett's son being the first baby born in the new year at the hospital in connecticut. the same photo resurfacing wednesday with a very different story. the redline reading "detroit woman gives birth to her 14th child from 14 different fathers." on >> honest, i thought it was a joke. i laughed about it. >> reporter: the article tieing bennett and her family's image to the fabricated story of a woman named anita sullivan. it began to take an emotional toll. >> i started getting more and more notifications on my facebook. people are starting to make comments about your person
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calling you ugly, calling you fat. i was seeing comments from 30,000 people. >> reporter: and according to experts, all photos posted on public sites are at risk. so how can you protect yourself? experts say mark your pages and private or water mark your photos. >> it wasn't water marked or copyrighted, anyone can grab the photos and do whatever they want with it. unfirefig unfortunately the law hasn't caught up with technology. >> that is a cautionary tale. >> yeah, it is. let's turn our attention to our really nice weather. >> spencer christian pehere. we wanted to be on the roof with you today. they wouldn't let us. >> come on up, there's room for all of us. great weather up here. sunny skies with a few thin high clouds. springlike warmth. just take a look at our rainfall, though, see where we stand in terms of average rainfall for the season to date. you know, just a few weeks ago virtually every location of the area was at least at 100% of average. now virtually every location has fallen behind.
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87 % of average at san francisco. only 76% of average rainfall for this point in the year across the bay. and oakland. as we've had a little bit of a dry spell. that looks like it's going to continue for a while. statewide tomorrow, sunny and dry and mild with highs reaching from 69 to 79 down in los angeles. in the bay area, another mild to warm day with highs at or above 70 at the coast. mid 7 30s around the bay and inland. 10% chance on friday, 20% chance of drizzle on saturday. tapering off to a 10% chance on sunday. need the rain but the weather is pretty enjoyable i think. >> thanks so much, spencer. ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, the effort to help cancer patients keep their hair after chemo treatment. hoping to get to patients for free. 7 on your side's michael finney. as tax season closes in, what do
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a drive launched here in the bay area could help thousands of women avoid an emotionally draining side effect of cancer treatment. abc 7 news morning actor
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explains. >> reporter: it's been four years since rebecca survived a harrowing fight with breast cancer and even during chemotherapy she was able to keep her spirits up and shield her young son from the anxiety in part by keeping her hair. >> he didn't even realize i was going through it so i was able to function well enough and because i had my hair. >> reporter: avoided the hair loss we associate with chemotherapy by using a cold cap, fda approved a high-tech version. the cap chills the scalp preventing chemotherapy drugs from reaching capillaries and killing the hair follicles. doctors at ucsf helped spearhead the clinical trial. >> so the goal from the very beginning has been to take this device and get it to be as accessible and available to as many people as possible. >> reporter: but here's the problem. the technology is so new, many insurance plans don't cover it yet. which is why supporters are
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turning to the hair care industry for help. >> i think a lot of times people are regarded as being different after they do lose their hair and does have an effect. >> reporter: andrew todd is principal owner of todd salons right here in the bay area. to help subsidize treatments for lower income women, his group has agreed to contribute 1% of retail sales on hair care products to a special cold cap fund. >> we don't want simply to be a question of whether rich people can keep their hair. we want everybody to keep their hair. >> reporter: organizers received a major grant and are hoping to take the movement nationwide possibly with the help of major hair products as well. with her own chemo battle behind her, she's enjoying being a mom and having her life back. >> i am a cancer survive. they use the word cure. i believe. >> low-tech versions of the cold
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caps rent for a little more than $500 a month at dignitana. expect it to be competitive once their machine becomes widely available. time for ask finney. 7 on your side's michael finney taking your questions sent to him via facebook and twitter and e-mail and michael, first up, leslie d. asked via facebook if you have a very fogood or high credit rating what will be the impact on your score? >> okay. the rules sound counterintuitive but want you to have a whole ton of credit cards now. basically it's your debt to credit ratio. so the more credit you have out there, the more debt you can have without it looking like you're at risk. so if you have one credit card with $1,000 and you owe $500 on that, that doesn't make you look good because you're using half the amount of credit. if you have two $1,000 credit cards and $500 debt, look at
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that, he's keeping it up 25%, you look like the great deal. i checked my credit recoport. i have a ridiculously high credit score right now. i attribute this having too many credit cards. if you're trying to buy a house or car, don't add a credit card. >> good to know. okay. claudia s. e-mailed, i've been getting new phone calls says they're from the worldwide web. the man with a heavy accent tells me computer is infected. is this real? >> no, no, no. it's happening a lot. there's not a thing called the worldwide web. there's nobody there who can call you. a big scam, try to call you up, hey, we're going to fix wrr computer is one of them. the other is we have to help you with your internet connection. if someone calls you on the phone, do not do anything they tell you to do with your computer. matter of fact, just hang up on them. if you allow them into the computer, then they'll put malware in there. often what they do is take it
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ransom, charge you money to get it back. >> awful. >> unbelievable. all right. dave n., michael, e-mailed, is there a good retail solution for securely disposing of large number of sensitive files like old tax returns and insurance policies? >> it takes a while. if you have a ton an a ton, dyo don't want the strip shredders, you want the one that cuts it into confetti. unless you're a gold finger in fighting 007, no one is going to get all the little pieces and glue them together. that's the kind you want, confetti. >> thank you, michael. new concerns about texting while walking. >> and sitting behind the wheel too long. here's today's wellness report. >> pedestrian injuries are on the rise due to texting while walking. consumer product safety commission data shows that emergency room business involving distracted pedestrians using smartphones were up 124% since 2010. a "wall street journal" reported dressed up like "star wars" character chewbacca to see if
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anyone would look up from their smart phones to notice and found very few did. long days driving can take a physical toll. a study from duke university found hours on the road can be as detrimental to our health as spending a long day in front of the computer screen. a growing number of companies allowing employees digital tools to help improve eating habits, reducing sick days and cutting health care costs. it will help employees navigate a company's cafeteria menu. 125 companies are using this app. adidas is helping people who want the latest in fitness/fashion but are too busy to go to the store, offering a $600 a year box, avenue-a, include a mix of sneakers, apeerl and oa apparel and other workout gear. from the nasdaq, here's to your health. starbucks making big changes to its rewards program.
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more drama there is, the more you score. i'm going to show you how it works tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. apple fired a new round today in its battle with the federal government. in a memo to employees, ceo tim cook said he received support from thousands of people over the past week. this comes as the fbi takes its side to the public. >> reporter: a new plea in the iphone battle pitting security against privacy. the fbi against apple. the fbi director writes "we don't want to break anyone necessary encryption or set a master key loose on the land. i hope thoughtful people will take the time to understand that." director james comey defends his agency's demands that apple help them open the iphone belonging to syed farook the shooter in san bernardino who along with his wife killed 14 people. the fbi says his phone might have critical additional clues in the investigation including whether others were involved.
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"we can't look the survivors in the eye nor ourselves in the mirror if we don't follow this lead" writes comey in a new blog post and press release. apple is also working to rally public opinion taking to the airwaves. >> there's no limit to what the government could require apple to do if it succeeds this way. >> reporter: attorney ted olson, a former senior justice department official, whose wife died in one of the planes used in the 9/11 attacks is helping apple fight a court order to unlock the phone saying it would put the privacy and security of all apple customers at risk. >> this is a pandora's box. we can't sir render ur civil liberties. >> some victims of the san bernardino attack plan to support this. abc news, washington. >> find apple's explanation about why it's refusing the government's order on ab
4:58 pm thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. i'm ama daetz. a misses person investigation to a murder investigation. >> the death of a young woman takes a sudden twist. the case now expands three cities and multiple bullets. the fatal police shooting of mario woods, san francisco leaders say they have learned a lesson. >> without the trust of the community, we can't best do our jobs. also tonight the damage to the bay bridge tunnel is worse than first thought and fixing it will cost a whole lot more. temperatures on the rise. possibly to record levels. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. we'll take a look coming up and when. live from the kgo broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. the hills above fremont are are alive with signs of spring. but tonight we're learning they may also hold dark secrets to the murder of a san jose woman. good evening, i'm kristen sze.
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>> i'm dan ashley. a person of interest in custody this evening for the death of stacey aguilar, 22-year-old woman reported missing last week as we reported. we're learning new details about what happened. sergio quintana is live with what happened. >> reporter: dan, police chief wanted to assure the public that there was a person of interest in custody because she wanted to make sure that people did not think that there was a murderer out on street, but they would not release many details about that person of interest who's in custody. during an afternoon news conference, the hayward chief of police said 22-year-old stacey aguilar's body was found saturday afternoon in this rural area off morris and canyon road in fremont. she'd been shot several times. >> we do have a person of interest in custody. we cannot release the name of the person until charges are actually brought with the
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district attorney. >> reporter: the alameda county coroner completed an autopsy but cannot release the cause of death because of the ongoing investigation. aguilar was last seen at this house on silva avenue at 1:00 a.m. valentine's day morning. neighbors tell us they called police nine times because of a rowdy house party there. they tell me off camera they remembered seeing aguilar at the party with her boyfriend. several phone conversations with aguilar's mother in mexico, she told us she was suspicious of aguilar's boyfriend. the hayward police chief said he was arrested but for a different charge. >> the boyfriend was arrested for domestic violence and he is one of the persons that was questioned and that's all i can provide to you at this time. >> reporter: police say he was taken into custody the day aguilar was reported missing and they said the alleged domestic violence was against aguilar, but they would not say he is a person of interest in this case. in hayward, sergio quintana, abc 7 news. a


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